National Technical Assistance Center (NTAC-AAPI)
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NTAC e.News — June 15, 2005
NEW! Presentation in the Windy City
Dr. Kim-Rupnow will present about the Hire.us database for Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders with Disabilities to the Illinois Central Support Leadership Team (CSLT) on June 29, 2005 at 8:30 a.m. The meeting will be held in Chicago and broadcast between the Chicago and Springfield offices. Robert F. Kilbury, Rh.D., Director of the Division of Rehabilitation Services in that state arranged and will be in Chicago for the presentation.
Free Online Course on AAPI Culture – Registration is Now Closed! Sign up for future courses NOW!
NTAC-AAPI has created a free online course for VR professionals. The registration period for the first of these courses has now closed, with a starting date of June 15, 2005. It is a web-based, continuing education credit, distance-learning course offered through the Center on Disability Studies at the University of Hawaii, Manoa. Professor, Dr. Paul Leung of the Department of Rehabilitation, Social Work and Addictions, at the University of North Texas and Associate Professor, Dr. Nanzhang Hampton, a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, at the University of Massachusetts-Boston are conducting the course. Approximately 10 hours of Continuing Education can be earned. For more information please contact Amy Nawatani, Training Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For future online courses for VR Professionals, please contact James Brightman, VR Coordinator at email@example.com.
Announcements: National and International
NEW! White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders joins the American Medical Association’s Commission to End Health Care Disparities
WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 13, 2005 - The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders has been incorporated as a member of the American Medical Association’s Commission to End Health Care Disparities. The AMA’s Commission was established in response to the Institute of Medicine’s report, “Unequal Treatment,” which acknowledged health disparities as resulting from multiple factors, including race and ethnicity.
The President’s Advisory Commission on AAPI began addressing the issue of eliminating health disparities within the AAPI community as part of the recommendations made by its report, “Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Addressing Health Disparities – Opportunities for Building a Healthier America,” presented to President George W. Bush in 2003. The Commission will collaborate proactively to increase awareness among physicians and health professionals; use evidence-based and other strategies to boost understanding of AAPI health disparities; and devise measures to eliminate disparities and strengthen the health care system. The White House Initiative’s participation in the AMA Commission is envisaged to accelerate the process.
NEW! Personal Assistance Services in the Workplace Webcast
June 20, 2005: 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM (EST)
NEW! Alliance For Full Participation (AFP) Summit
Washington DC: September 22-23
NEW! The White House Internship Program
The White House Internship Program offers an excellent opportunity to serve our President and explore public service. We are seeking exceptional candidates to apply for this highly competitive program. In addition to normal office duties, interns attend weekly lectures, tours, and complete an intern service project. Interns may serve a term in the Fall, Spring, or Summer. All candidates must be 18 years of age, hold United States c itizenship, and be enrolled in a college or university. http://www.whitehouse.gov/government/wh-intern.html
Software Systems Engineer
Analog Devices, Inc.: Wilmington, MA, United States
Requirements: BSEE, MSEE, BSCS, MSCS or MS Music Engineering. Audio or music equipment knowledge is required. Compensation: Analog Devices offers a semiannual bonus plan to all employees and a broad-based annual stock grant program.
To apply: Please send resume to Peter Doolittle, Wilmington, 804 Woburn St., Wilmington, MA 01887 or fax (781) 937-1012 or e-mail Peter.Doolittle@analog.com.
Starz Entertainment Group LLC: Englewood, CO
Required Skills: Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field or related work experience is required. Minimum of 5 years’ of network experience. Experience in TCP/IP networks, network security and client/server computing environments. Excellent analytical and strategic thinking skills and a demonstrated collaborative worker are needed. Ability to work in a fast paced environment and handle multiple projects. Strong organizational skills and a proficiency in establishing priorities are a plus.
To apply: Please mail your resume to Starz Entertainment Group LLC, P.O. Box 6542, Englewood, CO 80155 or fax (720) 852-5891 Attn: Recruitment Specialist
National Center for Technology Innovation
A searchable database that presents evidence and products for use of technologies that supports the instruction of reading for students with reading disabilities. http://www.nationaltechcenter.org/resources.asp
A nonprofit corporation that qualifies, trains, hires, and places information technology professionals who have physical disabilities through contracts with major corporations who eventually hire them directly. Lift combines specialized business experience in information technology with expertise at recruitment, assessment, and accommodation to give men and women who have disabilities a vocational lift. http://www.lift-inc.org/about.html
U.S. Department of Labor: Office of Disability Employment Policy
Disability and Employment
Welcome to Diversity World’s new content area on employment issues for people with disabilities. Look for a lot of interesting changes as this site develops!! http://www.diversityworld.com/Disability/index.htm
Institutes / Conferences
For a complete list of conferences, please visit the Conferences section of our Web site.
Workforce Innovations 2005: A Declaration of Innovation
July 11, 2005 - July 13, 2005: Philadelphia, PA
COSD 6th Annual National Conference: “Navigating Transitions to Meaningful Careers”
July 20-21, 2005: Boston, MA
California State University Northridge’s 21st Annual International Conference “Technology and Persons with Disabilities”
March 20-25, 2006: Los Angeles, CA
Research / Publications
Make Networking Easier for Job Seekers: A Guide (April 2005)
Affirmative Action and People with Disabilities
U.S. Department of Labor: Office of Disability Employment Policy
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